Ingredients of the Month
Derived from glycerin, DHA (which stands for dihydroxyacetone) is considered the most effective ingredient for creating a safe, temporarly tanned effect to the skin, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. DHA reacts with the keratin protein in the dead top layer (stratum corneum) of your skin to produce the color, and the reaction is similar to the browning effect seen on a cut apple. The duration of the browning look can vary depending on how quickly dead skin cells are shed but can be extended with the use of moisturizers that help regulate skin cell proliferation. But be aware that DHA and the tanned appearance of skin that it produces do not protect your skin from the sun’s rays, so be sure to wear a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen every day over your “tanned” skin.
DHA can be found in Rodan + Fields® ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan.
When skin cells are stressed due to harsh climates or other environmental aggressors, cells go into overdrive and rush to the surface before they are fully mature. The result is increased cell pile up, creating skin that is uncomfortable, dry, flaky, tight and irritated. To de-stress your frenzied cells, we like dormins.
These plant bulb extracts, found in dormant narcissus bulbs, protect fragile flowers through harsh winters and do the same for your skin. By normalizing the lifespan of healthy cells, skin is more resilient and comfortable, and when used along with ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan, can improve the look and extend the length of your faux glow.
Dormin (as RF-Dcell) can be found in Rodan + Fields® ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer and ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan.